Isn’t this nice. I did wonder why there weren’t more “in-season” items on sale at James Perse this time, and now there are; they seem to have added quite a few pieces over night.
James Perse hooded fleece blazer | $149
James Perse fleece bomber jacket | $179 (seen here on me, also here, size 2)
James Perse stretch twill field pants | $99 (outfit/review here, size 2)
James Perse dolman sleeve raglan dress | $129
Thoughts on each piece:
I bought the hooded fleece blazer, in black, size 3, early on, thinking it would be my blazer/jacket for the season. I had it for about a week, and every time I put it on to wear it, I took it off again, so I ended up taking it back. I loved it, in theory, but on me, with my wider hips, and having to size up to a 3, it didn’t work like I wanted it to. The sleeves were too long, and although I loved the neckline the hood created, it was just a bit too big on me up top. But even the size 3 was snug at my hips. If you’re not hippy, and have more of a straight body type, I HIGHLY recommend this jacket, especially at this price. It’s long enough to wear with leggings if you’re so inclined, and nice and thick, so it’s a great mid-weight jacket for moderate temperatures. I really wish it had worked for me…
I’ve had the stretch twill pants for a while, also, and really love them. I do wish they were shorter on me, but that’s pretty impossible with my inseam (26.5 inches). They do also stretch out with wear, although not as much as some of my other JP pants. Definitely take your true size, and if you’re more of a straight body type, or don’t have thick legs, like I do, it might even be worth sizing down. Although unless you already have experience with JP pants, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend buying these since they’re final sale. They fit sort of like a slim, but slightly slouchy pant, depending on the size you get. I wanted them to be more slim than slouchy.
I tried on the raglan sleeve dress recently in the store, and I wanted to like it, I really did, but it fit very strangely on me. Just too big up top – everywhere really – (I can’t remember what size I tried on!!) and the dolman/raglan sleeves aren’t the most flattering on my pear-shape.
The bomber jacket was a gift from my dad and step-mom for my birthday in November, and I cannot recommend it enough. It’s a great weight – not too warm, but warm enough – and really comfortable to wear. If you love a cropped, bomber-type jacket, get this one, you won’t be sorry. I took my true size, which is perfect, I think. If I tried to wear it zipped up, it wouldn’t fit me like it does the model, since I have hips, but I never zip it up…
I’m going to refrain from mentioning that the cashmere leggings are on sale, to save you (Christina) from temptation. Oh…see what I did there?? I did try them on, but I can’t remember what size, because I tried to block them from my mind immediately. They’re good.
Don’t forget to use code GRCHNNEWYR15 for free shipping – and I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you to check the men’s sale for your significant other, brother, or father; my dad LOVES his JP corduroy pants (which are on sale now). Also, since free shipping doesn’t come around EVER, check out the new arrivals – there are some great things. Ahem, knit twill parka? Best ever…
Any questions? comments? Have you received your sale orders yet?